On Friday, October 13th the Fillmore Flashes hosted Maranatha High School. Unfortunately, both JV and Varsity were defeated, final scores: JV 48-7 and Varsity 40 – 21. Next week the Flashes JV will play way in Carpinteria at 4:30pm. Varsity will play Friday, October 20th in Santa Clara at 7:00pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
On Friday, October 13th the Fillmore Flashes hosted Maranatha High School. Unfortunately, both JV and Varsity were defeated, final scores: JV 48-7 and Varsity 40 – 21. Next week the Flashes JV will play way in Carpinteria at 4:30pm. Varsity will play Friday, October 20th in Santa Clara at 7:00pm. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
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Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez.

On Sunday October 15, 2017, Roger Campbell, a lifelong resident of Fillmore, California died peacefully at the age of 67 with his son and daughter by his side. He was born to George and Lawanda Campbell on August 22, 1950 in Santa Paula, California.

Roger served his beloved community of Fillmore and the County of Ventura through the office of City Council from 1984 to 2000, including being a two-term Mayor, Assistant Fire Chief, member of various boards and committees at the county and state level, and as a Political Consultant. He loved his lifelong home town and always sought the good of Fillmore and its residents. His accomplishments and years of service will last for generations to come. He has touched the lives of many and the loss will be felt by colleagues, friends and family.

Roger greatly loved and cared for his family, who will deeply miss him. He is survived by loving parents Chief George Campbell and Lawanda Campbell; brother Richard Campbell and wife Kathy Yakal; sister Carol and husband Chief Pat Askren; first wife Kathy Campbell; daughter Laurie and husband Jon Best and their children Emma, Elena and Daniel; son Mike and wife Jenny Campbell and their children Miriam, Hannah, George and William; his nephews Patrick Askren, Jimmy Faris, and niece Chrissy Fratzel.

A memorial to honor his life and service will be held Saturday, October 21st at 10:30 am in front of Fillmore City Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Autism Speaks.

 

S.T.E.A.M. is an Educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math as access points for guiding students inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. S.T.E.A.M. has been brought to the forefront of schools curriculum in recent years. S.T.E.A.M. is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design & widely adopted by educational institutions, corporations and individuals. (The STEAM Festival)

The S.T.E.A.M. festival is here to make learning fun with Steampunk themed workshops, games, vendors and entertainment; united through the power of imagination and shaped with the aesthetic of Time Travelers, Tinkerers and Steampunks. It’s the worlds of Jules Verne and Leonardo Da Vinci played out exclusively at old train towns and museums across the western United States. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology. A perfect fit for the existing train museums that feature Steam engines and other extinct technology.

The STEAM Festival
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Fillmore Railway
364 Main St, Fillmore, CA 93015


 
This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2017 Homecoming game. Pictured above is their 2017 Homecoming
Court. All SoCal Filllmore Bear & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
This past Saturday the SoCal Fillmore Bears hosted their 2017 Homecoming game. Pictured above is their 2017 Homecoming Court. All SoCal Filllmore Bear & Cheer photos courtesy of Crystal Gurrola.
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Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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Submitted by Coach David Mac Donald

On Monday, October 16th the Fillmore Flashes Girls Golf team competed in their individual league championships. Ali Ruiz finished 16th in the league championship 9 hole round out of 35 golfers with a score of 52; Alyssa Ibarra finished 19th; Destiny Menjuga finished 20th; Sammi Ibarra finished 21st. The team overall season record was 8-6 and finished 4th in the Tri-Valley league.

 


 
Thursday, October 5th Fillmore Flashes JV Football hosted Bishop Diego. The Flashes JV fell short this game with a final score of 14-0, Bishop Diego. On Friday, October 6th Flashes Varsity hosted Bishop Diego, and lost 56-0. Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
Thursday, October 5th Fillmore Flashes JV Football hosted Bishop Diego. The Flashes JV fell short this game with a final score of 14-0, Bishop Diego. On Friday, October 6th Flashes Varsity hosted Bishop Diego, and lost 56-0. Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris with KSSP Photography.
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The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black). Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black). Photos by Crystal Gurrola.
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The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black).
The Fillmore Raiders hosted their 2017 Homecoming games this past weekend here in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, October 7th: Raiders Mighty Might Silver vs Carpinteria, 36-0, (Carpinteria); Raiders Mighty Might Black vs Santa Barbara, 14-6 (Raiders); Raiders Bantams vs Mid-Valley Silver, 28-10, (Raiders); Raiders Freshman vs LA Ducks, 0-12 (LA Ducks); Raiders Sophomores vs Santa Barbara, 7-6 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Juniors vs Santa Barbara, 30-14 (Santa Barbara); Raiders Seniors vs Camarillo Black, 26-16 (Camarillo Black).
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Pictured are some Lady Flashes that competed this past week (l-r): Cecilia Cisneros, Nicole Gonzalez, Giselle Perez, Carissa Rodriguez, Diana Perez, Anahi Pascual, and Vanessa Avila.
Pictured are some Lady Flashes that competed this past week (l-r): Cecilia Cisneros, Nicole Gonzalez, Giselle Perez, Carissa Rodriguez, Diana Perez, Anahi Pascual, and Vanessa Avila.
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This past week, Fillmore's Cross Country split squads traveled and competed in the Ventura County Twilight Meet at Lake Casitas in Ojai and the Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Ventura County Twilight group competed on Wednesday and the second group competed on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Fillmore athletes competed on a short course of 1.85 miles or a 3 mile race in their respective gender race. The first race was the boys 1.85 mile run. Fillmore did not field a complete team in this race. Juan Ramirez led the Flashes by placing 38th in 11:01.8, followed by Juan Carlos Laureano 51st in 11:20.4, Jesus Cadena 158th in 13:00.9, and Samuel Kafka 201st in 13:30.8.

In the girls 1.85 mile the team was led by Jackie Chavez who finished in 21st place in 13:11.2. She was followed by newcomer Ebony Venegas 40th in 13:46.1, Allison Recancoj 57th in 14:23.1, Marisol Ramos 187th in 17:02.8 and Emma Ortiz 207th in 17:48.5. Jackie Chavez was the lone medal winner and the girls finished in 9th place as a scoring team.

Joseph Magdelano led the boys over the 3 mile course finishing in 108th place in 20:09.4, he was followed by Erik Hernandez 123rd in 20:27.1, Andrew Otineru 128th in 20:31.4, David Bustos 160th in 21:06.1, Luis Leon 180th in 21:51.4, Erick Gutierrez 184th in 21:53.2, Gustavo Valdez 188th in 22:01.6, and Daniel Cruz 208th in 22:45.4. In the team competition, the Flashes placed 13th.

In the final 3 mile race Arielle Estrada led the Lady Flashes to a 9th place team finish. She finished in 42nd place in a time of 23:31.2, and was followed by Emma Orozco 47th in 23:54.1, Jacqueline Ruiz 56th in 24:15.6, Lorena Izarraras 57th in 24:16.2, Michelle Reyes 66th in 24:42.6, Liliana Felix 113th in 27:28.9, and Eva Vieyra 130th in 29:30.5.

At the Clovis Invitational, Fillmore fielded 3 teams. The races were run over a mostly dirt 5000 meter course, with several major hills.

The Varsity girls had the early race and were led by front running Carissa Rodriguez who improved her time placing 10th in a time of 19:02.3. She was followed by Diana Perez 24th in 19:25.7, Vanessa Avila 36th in 19:53.5, Giselle Perez 72nd in 20:45.3, Anahi Pascual 78th in 20:53.2, Nicole Gonzalez 92nd in 21:14.7, and Cecilia Cisneros 145th in 22:47.3. Both Carissa and Diana were medal winners. In the team competition the team placed a creditable 5th. Two hundred and seven girls competed in this race.

The second race for Fillmore featured the Varsity boys. There were 217 competitors in this race. The Flashes were led by Michael Sanchez who worked his way up to 21st passing 10 competitors in the last mile and finishing in a course best time of 16:35.4. He was followed by Everardo Magana Garcia 44th in 17:00.7, Johnathan Ordaz 67th in 17:25.7, Sergio Perez 78th in 17:33.8, Juan Ramirez 128th in 18:24.4, and Antonio Villalobos 185th in 19:52.5. Michael Sanchez was the lone medal winner in this race. The boys placed 10th in the team competition.

The final race of the day for the Flashes saw a strong group of 132 Frosh-Soph athletes toe the line in the Boys Division 3-4 race. Quick improving Freshman, Jesse De La Cruz ran to a fine 9th place finish in this very competitive race. He posted a time of 17:46.8 and was Fillmore’s top finisher on the day. He was followed by Fabian Del Villar 23rd in 18:16.3, Davis Flores 44th in 18:51.3, Juan Carlos Laureano 52nd in 19:10.7, Jesse Martinez 55th in 19:13.3, Matthew Munoz 64th in 19:40, and Rey Laureano 70th in 19:51.3. Jesse De La Cruz and Fabian were medal winners, and the team finished in 5th.

The Flashes will next compete at the second of three TCAA meets to determine league standings and which Varsity teams will represent our league at the Division 4, SS CIF Prelim Meet. This meet will be held on Wednesday, October 12th at Elkins Golf Course in Fillmore with the first race commencing at 4 P.M.

 
Pictured above is the 2006 Fillmore High Football Team at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on Saturday, October 7th along with other FHS Alumni.
Pictured above is the 2006 Fillmore High Football Team at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on Saturday, October 7th along with other FHS Alumni.
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One of California United’s speedsters, Athena Sanchez, runs around the Barcelona midfielder to pressure the defense. Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez.
One of California United’s speedsters, Athena Sanchez, runs around the Barcelona midfielder to pressure the defense. Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez.
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California United’s Marlene Gonzales taking a shot at the goal during the game this past weekend.
California United’s Marlene Gonzales taking a shot at the goal during the game this past weekend.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

U-11 Girls - California United took on Barcelona for the first time ever and kept its winning streak alive with a 6-2 win.

The first half got off to a slow start as the teams figured each other out and ended in a 1-1 tie, but California United broke out fast in the second half and kept the pressure on the rest of the game. Marlene Gonzales had another big game with 4 goals as Jadon Rodriguez and Tori Pina each had 1 goal apiece. Current record, 5-0-0. U-13 Girls - Also taking on the Barcelona club, this California United group was able to keep its own unbeaten streak intact with a 3-1 victory. The goal scoring was pretty spread out in this game as Isabella Regalado, Emely Garcia and Daisy Jimenez each had one goal. Current record, 4-0-1.

 
Lady Flashes Karime Renteria and Briana Lopez as they play in a doubles match against Villanova. Photo courtesy Coach
Bowman.
Lady Flashes Karime Renteria and Briana Lopez as they play in a doubles match against Villanova. Photo courtesy Coach Bowman.
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A note from Coach Bowman
Last week we played against Villanova Preparatory school in Ojai, California. The final score was Fillmore 3, Villanova 10. I was hoping for a cloudy day as the “weatherman” had promised. It was hot like Fillmore. I encouraged the girls to hydrate before and after they played a set of tennis. On that day, the players who were accustomed to playing singles, were playing doubles and vice-versa. Do the players get nervous when all of the sudden they have no partner as in doubles? Probably. In singles, they learn to rely on themselves to face their opponent; to be independent. They have been practicing and training for months for these events. Playing doubles matches is also good as learning to communicate will make a better team in the long run. By the way, I have been told by an observer that the players on Fillmore High school tennis team look “fit,”as other teams slow down in the end and look tired. Good work girls!

 
Thursday, September 28th the Fillmore Flashes JV defeated West Ranch high school, final score 19-0. On Friday, September 29th Fillmore’s Varsity lost to Campbell Hall, final score 44-6. Fillmore will host Bishop Diego this week, JV will play Thursday, October 5th at 4:30pm and Varsity will play Friday, October 6th at 7:30pm. On Friday, October 6th at 7pm FHS will honor new and current Hall of Fame members, teams and Charles A. Mozley award winner. The Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 7th at the Veterans Memorial Building at 7pm sharp. The FHS Hall of Fame Room will be open for viewing 6pm on the Fillmore high school campus. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris of KSSP Photography.
Thursday, September 28th the Fillmore Flashes JV defeated West Ranch high school, final score 19-0. On Friday, September 29th Fillmore’s Varsity lost to Campbell Hall, final score 44-6. Fillmore will host Bishop Diego this week, JV will play Thursday, October 5th at 4:30pm and Varsity will play Friday, October 6th at 7:30pm. On Friday, October 6th at 7pm FHS will honor new and current Hall of Fame members, teams and Charles A. Mozley award winner. The Induction Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 7th at the Veterans Memorial Building at 7pm sharp. The FHS Hall of Fame Room will be open for viewing 6pm on the Fillmore high school campus. Fillmore Flashes Football Photos Courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris of KSSP Photography.
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Submitted by Coach Tanya Gonzales

Thursday September 28th FHS Girls Volleyball hosted Bishop Diego High School. Final scores Frosh 25-11, 25-14, JV 25-23 and 25-17, Varsity lost in 4, 25-23, 18-25, 17-25, and 18-25. Standout players were; Dezeray Zavala with 16 digs and 5 kills, Tori Gonzales had 22 assists, 3 aces, 7 kills and Kasey Crawford had 1 ace, 13 digs, and 7 kills.

Tuesday October 3rd the girls took on Carpinteria, Frosh won 19-25, 26-24, and 15-7 Despite inconsistent serving we had Ashley Yepez keep the serves in and we managed to pull off some great plays. JV won 25-19, 24-26, and 18-16 We had a number of great plays and pulled together as a team to gain the win. April Lizarraga had some strong hits and Alexis Sanchez did great with serving, once again.

Varsity lost 22-25, 27-29, and 13-25. It was a hard fought battle at the start. Dezeray Zavala kept the other team on their toes with excellent serving (6 aces out of 25 total serves) she also had 12 digs and 2 kills, Kasey Crawford had 14 digs and 4 kills and kept a number of hits in play, and Tori Villegas had 9 serves in, 6 kills, and 3 assists.

 

A note from Coach Bowman.

As I am entering my second year of coaching tennis I would like to share some of the questions about the game that “come up” during the season. “Coach, can my opponent reach over the net with the tennis racket after they strike the ball? Is a player allowed to stand so close to the net?” Here is the rule as far as I know; Imagine a player (a doubles player in this image) standing very close to the net. A ball is hit to this player (the player standing close to the net) and a volley stroke is returned. When this player finishes her volley stroke, the stroke of the racket is completed over the net (because she was initially standing very close to the net) on the opposite side of the tennis court. Is this legal? Yes, it is legal as long as the volleyer did not strike the net when the stroke was completed. In addition, if the volleyer strikes the ball before it enters her side of the court, it is illegal. In other words, a tennis ball must reach the other side of the net before it is struck by the opponent. This makes sense. Lastly, if a player strikes the net at any time during play, the point belongs to the opposing player or team.

More and more frequently during these competitions, the players are asking more and more questions as they compete against other teams. They are becoming confident as they stop the game to “find the coach” as conflicts or questions arise during a set of tennis. My favorite question of the year is, “Coach, can they sing during a set of tennis?” No! That is distracting and or an impolite strategy on the court. Words that can be spoken to your partner are for example, “yours,” mine,” and “get back.” Other necessary communicative words are acceptable. When an opponent or team is intentionally distracting by singing an opera song, then it is time to call “time out” and “find the coach.” There will be more stories stranger than this during the season, l.o.l.

Changing the topic from rules of the game to our actual competition taking place, we competed against Santa Clara on September 28, and lost 7-11. Do not be disillusioned by this score, for the girls tennis team is pretty remarkable. Speaking of remarkableness, Maria Gonzalez, a new player for this year, took up the challenge of playing singles during this competition. She played a total of three sets, one set against the number one, two, and three player. She was competitive and she was out there to win! Maria came very close to beating the number one player for Santa Clara as the score 4-6, could have gone either way. I was thrilled as a coach to see her determination. Next time Maria! During this match against Santa Clara, the team had some great wins along with hard to swallow losses. This means, to me as a coach, that they are getting more and more confident out there on the court with the drive to play their personal best. We will compete this week against Laguna Blanca, and Villanova. All for now.

 
California United U-12 Boys challenging the VC Galaxy defense at this past weekend’s game. Photo courtesy Tony Hernandez.
California United U-12 Boys challenging the VC Galaxy defense at this past weekend’s game. Photo courtesy Tony Hernandez.
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Submitted by Coach Tony Hernandez

U-11 Girls. The California United team came out looking confident and disciplined this last week versus Morelia which paid off with a 3-0 win. It was a great team effort with goals by Marlene Gonzales, Athena Sanchez and Kari Terrazas while Ashley Hernandez had an assist. As we’ve come to expect from this defense there were no goals scored as Gaby Martinez and Mikayla McKenzie shared time at goalkeeper. Current record 4-0-0.

U-12 Boys. This was a hard fought game the whole way through with California United edging out VC Galaxy in a 1-0 victory. The defense faced a tough challenge throughout the entire game, but they stepped up and held on to the shut out with some great goalie work along the way. The lone goal, and game winner, was scored by Oscar Fuentes for California United. Current Record 4-0-0.

U-13 Girls. Lots of scoring going on in this shoot out against The Pumas that ended in a 4-4 tie. The top California United scorer for the day was Valeria Jaimes with 2 goals while Isabella Regalado and Emily Garcia each had 1. Isabella also added 2 assists while Emily and Daisy Murillo had 1 assist each.

 
The SoCal Fillmore Bears Football hosted games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, September 30th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs West Valley Rebels, 34-14 (Bears) SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wees vs Highland Bulldogs, 18-14 (Bulldogs); SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs Santa Clarita Chiefs, 34-6 (Chiefs); SoCal Fillmore Bears Midgets vs Burbank Vikings Green, 22-20 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs Eastside Lions, 27-8 (Bears). All photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
The SoCal Fillmore Bears Football hosted games this past Saturday in Fillmore. Final Scores from Saturday, September 30th: SoCal Fillmore Bears Gremlins vs West Valley Rebels, 34-14 (Bears) SoCal Fillmore Bears Pee Wees vs Highland Bulldogs, 18-14 (Bulldogs); SoCal Fillmore Bears Bantams vs Santa Clarita Chiefs, 34-6 (Chiefs); SoCal Fillmore Bears Midgets vs Burbank Vikings Green, 22-20 (Bears); SoCal Fillmore Bears Juniors vs Eastside Lions, 27-8 (Bears). All photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola.
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The Homecoming game took place on Friday, September 22nd where the Flashes took on Nordoff High School and both JV and Varsity fell short against the Rangers. Final scores: JV 27-12, Varsity 24-0. Both Flashes JV and Varsity will play on Thursday, September 28th at home. JV begins at 4:30pm against West Ranch and Varsity begins at 7:30pm against Campbell Hall. Football photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris, KSSP Photography.
The Homecoming game took place on Friday, September 22nd where the Flashes took on Nordoff High School and both JV and Varsity fell short against the Rangers. Final scores: JV 27-12, Varsity 24-0. Both Flashes JV and Varsity will play on Thursday, September 28th at home. JV begins at 4:30pm against West Ranch and Varsity begins at 7:30pm against Campbell Hall. Football photos courtesy Crystal Gurrola and Charles S. Morris, KSSP Photography.
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Pictured some of the Fillmore Flashes JV Girls Cross Country team before their race at El Camino Real Park in Ventura.
Pictured some of the Fillmore Flashes JV Girls Cross Country team before their race at El Camino Real Park in Ventura.
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On Wednesday, Fillmore Cross Country teams traveled to El Camino Real Park in Ventura to compete against 11 boys teams and 12 girl teams who along with Fillmore comprise the Tri-County Athletic Association. This meet along with two other league meets will determine league champions and which teams will represent TCAA in the Division 4 CIF Southern Section Prelims on November 10th in Riverside.

The first race of the day was the Junior Varsity boys. Fillmore’s Jonathan Ordaz won this race running from the front in a time of 17:05.9, he was followed by Davis Flores 6th in 17:41.2, Jesse De la Cruz 9th in 17:50.09, Fabian Del Villar 12th in 18:05.55, Jesus Martinez 17th in 18:19.27, Alexander Recancoj 30th in 19:09.22, Matthew Munoz 35th in 19:24.25, Eric Hernandez 38th in 19:47.03, Luis Leon 52nd in 20:11.20, Joseph Magdaleno 55th in 20:15.45, David Bustos 56th in 20:19.53, Andrew Otineru 63rd in 20:53.13, Daniel Cruz 67th in 21:06.94, Samuel Kafka 74th in 21:36.41, and Erick Gutierrez 75th in 21:37.87. In the team competition Fillmore finished in second place behind Foothill Technology.

The second race of the day the Varsity girls featured the number 2 ranked team in Division 4 CIF Southern Section, the Foothill Technology Dragons. True to form the Dragons won the team competition, scoring an impressive low point total of 21 points. Fillmore finished second in the team competition. They were led by Carissa Rodriguez who finished in 3rd place recording a finishing time of 19:09.62, she was followed by Vanessa Avila 8th in 19:35.92, Diana Perez 10th in 19:39.77, Giselle Perez 20th in 21:26:21, Cecilia Cisneros 24th in 21:51.27, and Allison Recancoj in 22:07.56. Fillmore’s 2 through 6 runners improved last year's time on this course.

The third race of the day, featured 2nd place CIF D4 ranked Foothill Technology, and 3rd place CIF D3 ranked Thacher. Foothill won this race with Thacher placing second. Fillmore followed in 3rd and was led by Jesus “Chuy” Castro. This was Chuy’s first time leading the Fillmore squad placing 7th overall in 16:30.5. He was followed by Everardo Garcia Magana 10th in 16:34.1, Michael Sanchez 11th in 16:37.31, Sergio Perez 16th in 17:05.96, Rey Andres Laureano 21st 17:24.43 and Antonio Villalobos 51st in 19:06.05. The top 5 Fillmore runner on the day were separated by an excellent gap of under one minute, 35.46 seconds.

The final race of the day was the Girls Junior Varsity. They finished in 2nd behind winners , Foothill Technology. They were led by Nicole Gonzalez who finished in 10th in 21:37.9. She was followed by Arielle Estrada 12th in 21:49.8, Emma Orozco 18th in 22:21.54, Jacqueline Ruiz 22nd in 23:02.22, Lorena Izarraras 23:32.91, Michelle Reyes 26th in 23:40.03, Yakeline Magana 28th in 23:59.99, Sandra Murillo 50th in 25:50.20, Liliana Felix 54th in 26:21.78, Eva Vieyra 65th in 27:33.05, Emma Ortiz 73rd in 29:00.12, and Marisol Ramos 74th in 29:05.18.

The Flashes will next compete on Saturday 9/30 in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Invite. Fillmore's next TCAA meet will be on October 12th at Elkins Golf Course at 4:00 P.M.

 
California United’s Ashley Hernandez looks to split the defense and get the ball to the forward. Photo courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
California United’s Ashley Hernandez looks to split the defense and get the ball to the forward. Photo courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
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Part of the great CU defense, Isabel Hernandez (left) and Mikayla McKenzie as Brooke Nunez (middle) takes it back the other way. Photo courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
Part of the great CU defense, Isabel Hernandez (left) and Mikayla McKenzie as Brooke Nunez (middle) takes it back the other way. Photo courtesy Evelia Hernandez.
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California United player Ivan Espino sets up the play on the sideline versus a lone Torino defender. Photo courtesy Irma Espino.
California United player Ivan Espino sets up the play on the sideline versus a lone Torino defender. Photo courtesy Irma Espino.
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Submitted By Coach Tony Hernandez

Through three weeks now, the California United Futbol Club continues its unbeaten streak and impressive combined record of 8-0-0 to start the winter season.

U11-Girls - This California United team took on the Oxnard Nacional team in a 1-0 win. Scoring was at a premium as the California United team had plenty of opportunities, but just as many near misses. Marlene Gonzales was able to connect on the lone goal of the game which turned out to be the game winner. The defense held their own as usual with another shut out as Gaby Martinez and Mikayla McKenzie shared goalkeeping duties. Current record 3-0-0.

U12-Boys - This week’s opponent was the Torino FC with a final 5-0 score in favor of California United. The big offensive stats go to Ivan Espino, who had 4 goals (hat trick + 1 ) and 1 assist for good measure. Fernando Pastrana had a hand in 3 of those goals with the assists and scored 1 goal as well for the great team win. Current record 3-0-0.

The U13-Girls had a bye week and stand with a 2-0-0 record.